South Oxfordshire is a lovely romantic place to spend the week that Valentine’s Day falls in; and there is so much to do there for people who love life – not just the odd TV murder that occurs.

Henley-on-Thames is a marvellous place for couples to spend quality time together in – it has lots of exciting events taking place there before, during and after Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to check out some of the Henley landmarks which have featured in Midsomer Murders episodes while you are there.

Roy Orbison tribute act Barry Steele will be playing the town’s Kenton theatre on Saturday 11th February – songs such as Crying, You Got It and Pretty

The following evening, the theatre will be playing host to actor Robert Powell as he talks about a career which has seen him star in TV series such as Jesus of Nazareth and The Detectives.

On Valentine’s Day itself, Henley’s River and Rowing Museum is staging a Valentine in Venice art session. This event is suitable for those aged 7 to 11 and involves painting a 3D model gondola and placing it on a representation of Venice’s Grand Canal – a task kids will complete while listening to Italian love songs!

But Valentine’s Day is really for grown-ups and if you’re looking for a romantic events in South Oxfordshire where you can spend some time with your loved one then why not visit Waterperry Gardens. Share a cosy set menu for two in Miss H’s teashop and you will get free entry to the ornamental gardens.

Valentines Day is commonly celebrated with a romantic meal, and where better than in Michelin-starred restaurant? Food and drink in South Oxfordshire is of the highest quality and tables book quickly, so best to plan in advance.

Of course, not all of us can secure a date for Valentine’s Day. If this is the case then you can always banish the post-Valentines blues by popping along to see comedian Richard Herring’s What is Love Anyway? show at Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre on Friday 17th February.

I might see you there!